Description At the upper right of this tsuba, a monkey sits on a pine branch. Below, a snake sits on the same branch. The tail of the snake continues over the edge of the tsuba. The back of the tsuba depicts the back of the scene from a different angle. The main trunk of the tree occupies the central portion. The tail of the snake reappears near the central opening, seemingly coming through a hole in the tree.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 算水; [Translation] Sansui; [Seal] unread]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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